Princeton cuts sweet deal on sludge

Princeton cuts sweet deal on sludge

Project to come in under budget

The Town of Princeton is getting a good deal on sludge.

During its last meeting of 2017 council awarded a tender to desludge the sewer lagoon and a cost considerably under budget.

“Our consulting engineers have assured us that the company can do the work, in the required manner, for the tendered price,” said interim CAO Robert Wilson in a report.

Terrapure Environment received the contract for $230,380.

There were two other bids considered for $446,865 and $563,535.

The work will take place in February, and is 83 per cent funded by provincial and federal grant program.

“Desludging the lagoon is necessary to ensure its continued operation,” said Wilson. The process is to remove the solids by dredging or excavating the sides and bottom of the lagoon,” said Wilson’s report.

“The solid material will be stored for about three years, in geotechnical bags near the lagoon and then processed environmentally afterwards.